Who hasn’t heard of NordVPN? The VPN service known for its aggressive marketing practices on YouTube is one of the market leaders today. Present since 2012, the Panamanian VPN has evolved to adapt to ever more bloated and fierce competition, in recent years more than ever before. But what is NordVPN really worth? This is what we will find out immediately.
With 14 million users, NordVPN is still growing steadily with nearly 6,000distributed in around sixty countries. Here are its prices:
- € 79.20 for 2 years (+ 3 months free);
- € 47.20 for one year;
- € 9.56 for one month.
Based in Panama, the company NordVPN enjoys favorable jurisdiction over the. Panama being quite permissive in this regard, the company can afford to apply a strict “no-log” policy, meaning that the service does not keep any data on you when you pass through its servers. The presence of a Kill Switch, which will cut your connection in the event of disconnection from the service, ensures that you are never browsing unprotected. Finally, the AES-256 promises a foolproof against entities wanting on the Web.
Interface and functionality
NordVPN’s interface has improved a lot recently with the addition of a French translation and a dark mode, putting it on par with much of its competition. Whether on Windows, Mac,, (and his for ), , Firefox or Chrome, NordVPN offers the same fluid and intuitive experience with a choice of servers that can be via a menu listing all the countries or directly on the displayed map.
The client leaves the choice for the user to connect to thefastest or manually choose the precise location of the server. Peer-to-peer options are also available but we’ll get to that in detail later. Finally, note the presence of an ad blocker.
In our tests on servers in different countries, we got the following results on our connectionbundled with the SpeedTest tool:
- Serverless (France): 346 Mbps downstream / 264 Mbps upstream;
- France: 288 Mbps downstream / 183 Mbps upstream;
- United Kingdom: 265 Mbps downstream / 191 Mbps upstream;
- United States: 135 Mbps downstream / 162 Mbps upstream;
- Japan: 96.5 Mbps downstream / 95.5 Mbps upstream;
- Australia: 81.6 Mbps downstream / 164 Mbps upstream.
Thanks to its new protocol called Nordlynx, NordVPN shows satisfactory results even if the servers located in Japan and Australia will not be the best suited for content consumption or downloading.
Unblocking content and Torrent
NordVPN does not have servers specifically dedicated to, but it is generally sufficient to select the fastest server in the desired geographical area to be able to unblock geographically blocked content from , Prime Video, HBO, etc. Despite the war that Netflix and others are waging against , NordVPN does very well and crosses barriers without any hassle. For lovers of peer-to-peer downloads (peer-to-peer), optimized servers are available and offer satisfactory performance while ensuring the .
NordVPN is a great VPN. It offers value for money that few competitors can claim to match, let’s not exceed. Nine years were enough for the service to reach maturity and offer an almost flawless experience. Apart from a complex configuration on, the service will be suitable for anyone who wants a simple VPN without the hassle or breaking the bank.
- Protocoles : OpenVPN, IKEv2/IPSec, NordLynx ;
- Simultaneous connections: 6;
- Availability: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Chrome, Firefox;
- Storage: ;
- “No-log” policy: yes, certified by several audits;
- Payment in cryptocurrency: yes;
- 24/7 customer chat in French.
Article produced in partnership with the NordVPN teams